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It’s nice to have choices. When it comes to recreating your smile, those choices become more important than ever. When you turn to our cosmetic dentists at Fielder Park Dental for assistance, the last thing you should want is a cookie cutter smile.

Thanks to an increasing number of available options, cosmetic dentistry has become an almost boundless adventure. Patients who are seeking a fresh, new smile are excited to explore those options. Most are both surprised and relieved that there are multiple ways to achieve the same result.

Cosmetic bonding is one of the many available options for designing your dazzling smile. When the appearance of the front teeth is not satisfactory, your dentist may recommend tooth-colored filling material to enhance your appearance. Bonding is typically used to close spaces between the teeth, restore chipped or fractured teeth, and reshape large or small teeth.

Generally, before your cosmetic dentist begins the bonding procedure, it is important to discuss your expectations and the dentist’s vision. How many teeth will be treated? Will the shade of the bonding material match the shade of the teeth? Establishing a clear objective and reasonable goals will help to ensure that you are satisfied with the final result.

After finalizing your treatment plan, a dental handpiece is used to prepare the surface of your natural teeth. In some cases, a certain degree of enamel must be removed in order to create space for the bonding. In small increments, tooth-colored filling material is placed in the prepared areas and activated with a special curing light. The bonding material can be shaped, molded, or polished to reveal a new, perfect smile.

Cosmetic bonding is considered a “Chairside” procedure, meaning that it can generally be completed while the patient waits in the chair. Once activated by the curing light, dental bonding is considered permanent, and the patient can enjoy a normal diet.

Choosing the most appropriate cosmetic dental procedure requires careful thought and a complete understanding of the available options. Call our Arlington TX office at 817-275-4817 to learn more about the advantages of cosmetic bonding.